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June 2016 Blog Posts (16)

The Community Foundation Continues Support for Immigrant Families and Children

In light of the June 23rd decision of the US Supreme Court regarding immigration and Monday's rally in Hartford by members of the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven reaffirmed today its commitment to the work in support of immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, in Greater New Haven.

Immigrant integration is a major strategic priority of The Foundation. Through community partnerships, grantmaking and public education, The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 30, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Building a healthy community with food

Kitchen at CitySeed is open! It's great new resource for cooking classes, community events, food business incubation and more. Read all about it…

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 30, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

PHILANTHROPY AND DISEASE PREVENTION: A LONG PARTNERSHIP

Philanthropy has long played a major role in the search for cures to deadly and debilitating diseases.  From the dawn of modern medicine until World War II, philanthropists were the primary sources of funding for medical research. That role changed after the war, when science and technology became a national priority and the government began making massive investments…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 30, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Duty of Care & D&O Insurance

Talk about a life lesson in fulfilling one's duty of care AND addressing personal risks, the NC New Schools board is a case example that couldn't be better. Simple lessons: one of the first questions a nonprofit board member should ask: do you have Directors & Officer's Insurance? Another question each year: has our D&O Insurance been paid?

Of course, the board should have been asking a lot more questions to understand first, how the organization was doing that it was heading…

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Added by Mike Burns on June 29, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Baltimore Officer / Driver In Gray's Death Walks FREE!

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996.  We produce three…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Helping New Arrivals

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Despite this setback to immigration reform, we would like to highlight the work of an organization in Greater New Haven that creates a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 23, 2016 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Planned Parenthood Offers Insurance, Counseling & Testing

OneWorld Radio Presents a Profile of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) Programs and Services In CT.  PPSNE has 17 health centers in CT; these centers offer family care including HPV screening and testing; HIV testing, counseling and referral; screening and treatment for STDs/STIs; HPV & Hepatitis B vaccinations, annual gynecological exams and Tuberculosis testing.

  •  If you will be…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

An American Dream Clean Story

Connecticut Food Bank COO Paul O’Leary explains that becoming an American Dream Clean client--while he receives great value from our cleaning--was about “more than just a cleaning service.” You see how Taichi's relationship with American Dream Clean is "creating a path to college" for her daughter Kiki. And the video helps to tee up that American Dream Clean will need more smart business partners like the Connecticut Food Bank to scale its impact for…
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Added by JP Hernandez on June 22, 2016 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Supporting LGBT Youth

Dance party at True Colors annual conference. Image Source: True Colors.

When a young person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is rejected by family and friends, the toll can be devastating. Self-harm, drug abuse and homelessness become very real risks. For more than two decades, True Colors has supported LGBT youth to avoid such…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 16, 2016 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board: No!

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article, in a story about the purchase of Muhammad Ali's childhood/young adulthood home, the current owners stated:

The museum was not set up as a nonprofit. "I did not want anyone else to tell me how best to re-create the home or how to preserve Muhammad's most important legacy. This was to be the purest vision of the legacy of Muhammad Ali, without interference or baloney from committees," said Bochetto.

Neither he nor Weiss will get one red cent…

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Added by Mike Burns on June 15, 2016 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Job posting: Climate and Energy Attorney, Ct Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

JOB POSTING:

CLIMATE AND ENERGY ATTORNEY

Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

www.ctenvironment.orgwww.savethesound.org…

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Added by Lois Greene on June 8, 2016 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Exciting opportunity at All Our Kin: Economic Business Consultant

All Our Kin in New Haven seeks a bilingual (Spanish-English) Economic Development Consultant to support family child care providers in planning and running sustainable and profitable small child care businesses. We are searching for an enthusiastic team player who is looking to make a difference and is excited about being a part of a high-impact, growing and dynamic non-profit organization…

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Added by Alison Wunder Stahl on June 5, 2016 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Glenn Miller Baseball and Grove St Cemetery

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Dear Friends,

Well, the baseball season is underway like it has been since C1850's. It was coined as the "national pastime" or the "national game." There were baseball players from all over the States. Since 1895 until approx. 1910 there were…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on June 5, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Seeking Development/Communications Director for Small Non-Profit!

CVLC seeks applicants to direct its development and communications work. This position requires a range of skills including:

  • grant identification, writing, editing and reporting
  • event management including sponsorship solicitation, event planning and execution
  • overseeing external marketing communications such as email  and print newsletters, media and news pieces and annual report
  • managing volunteers, interns and the Board of Directors in development…
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Added by CT Veterans Legal Center on June 2, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

You're invited to DREAM HAVEN: A Student-Led Future Project Production!

Greetings!


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to DREAM HAVEN, The Future Project's very special student-led event to celebrate a year of high school…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on June 2, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Job Posting: Grassroots Coordinator, Plum Island Campaign

Grassroots Coordinator, Plum Island Campaign

Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

www.ctenvironment.orgwww.savethesound.org

Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) is a leading non-profit environmental advocacy organization based in New Haven, Connecticut.  CFE’s Save the Sound program has an…

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Added by Lois Greene on June 1, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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